Corrigin - Places to See


The Dog Cemetery
The surprising thing about Corrigin is that the town's most unusual and interesting attraction seems to be passed over by the Tourist Information Office. About three or four kilometres out of town on the road to Quairading is a dog cemetery where loving owners have gone to the expense of having quite elaborate headstones placed over the remains of their faithful four legged companions. Thus very human looking gravestones are dedicated to 'Dusty', 'Rover' and 'Spot'. To find such a strange place outside an unassuming little wheatbelt town like Corrigin is both fascinating and bizarre. Is this the resting place of the local sheep dogs or is it restricted to pampered domestic pets?

Corrigin Pioneer Museum
The town's other main attraction is the Corrigin Pioneer Museum which has a truly superb collection of old agricultural equipment including an original Sunshine harvester and some early steam driven farm machinery. An additional attraction in the Museum complex is a small steam train which carries passengers on a short circuit around the museum and the attached rest area. It is located on Kinjin Street (the main east-west route through the town).

Wildflowers and Granite Outcrops
The area's natural features include a wildflower scenic drive which is located 3 km west of the town on the main Perth road and a large granite outcrop known as Gorge Rock which is located 20 km southeast of the town. Like so many of the granite outcrops in the wheatbelt Gorge Rock was dammed to collect rainwater runoff and for many years was used as the town's swimming pool.

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